It has been 5 months since PORT Manufacturing & Design opened its doors for business. I am pleased to be able to introduce this first phase of the website and post the first blog post. I am very much looking forward to using this blog to track the exciting things we have going on at PORT and to document many everyday inspirations. As with any new business, there are frequent milestones and small victories... all the elements that contribute to the driving passion of being a business owner. I am filled with excitement over our recent technological breakthrough. As I sit here doing a little happy dance, I have my assistant, Hogan, loyally by my side. For those of you who don't know him, he's the goober of a little furry nugget whose photo is posted above. In addition to all things design I will probably mention my dog, ahem, child, a couple times. He is a major perk of being a self employed woman working from home. Sometimes he even brings me fabric samples, but mostly he just sits by my feet (or on our sofa, shhh..) and looks at me.